Fashion and ballet have an intertwined history of cultural and artistic significance, which has lead to many fashion and ballet collaborations from the likes the Prada and Saint Laurent. Now, emerging designer Robert Wun has collaborated with young choreographer Charlotte Edmonds for the Royal Ballet’s “Meta” — the first collaboration of the dance company with an up-and-coming designer.
The aesthetics of Robert Wun and Charlotte Edmonds (who became the first participant of The Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme in 2015), are perfectly in tune. Touched by the movement, essence of fragility and freedom of Wun’s designs and their mutual rising star statuses, Edmonds and Wun joined their fashion and ballet talents into the visual masterpiece of “Meta.”
The show itself forms part of the celebration of Wayne McGregor’s decade as Resident Choreographer. As McGregor’s prodigy, Edmonds was hand-selected to continue his legacy and demonstrate her talent in his honour. Setting four individuals in an unknown environment where they immerse themselves in the ethereal, “Meta” explores their development of material relationships with each other and the twists and turns in human nature. That, and it proves the intrinsic balance between fashion and ballet. What more could you want?